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This page shows your 100 most controversial books, as measured by the standard deviation of members star ratings. (This is also the source of the Zeitgeist category "25 Books People Can't Agree on.") To be included, a book must have been rated at least 20 times. Work titles are given.

Standard
Deviation
RatingTitle
1.3314.02Kit: An American Girl, 1934 by Valerie Tripp
1.2323.56Cold Streets by P. N. Elrod
1.2173.21Heck: Where the Bad Kids Go (Circles of Heck) by Dale E. Basye
1.2163.71Lady Crymsyn by P. N. Elrod
1.2083.8Aliens Ate My Homework by Bruce Coville
1.2053.23Witch and Wizard by James Patterson
1.2043.31Day of the Dead by J. A. Jance
1.1863.48Something in the Water by Charlotte MacLeod
1.1793.13A Christmas Journey by Anne Perry
1.1753.56Haunted by Heather Graham
1.1572.73Southern Cross by Patricia Cornwell
1.1533.49Narcissus in Chains by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.153.12Sour Puss by Rita Mae Brown
1.1493.75Doctor Who and the Daleks by David Whitaker
1.1434.2The Witch Family by Eleanor Estes
1.1423.15The Cat Who Dropped a Bombshell by Lilian Jackson Braun
1.1393.09The Cat Who Went Bananas by Lilian Jackson Braun
1.1333.97Meet Samantha: An American Girl by Susan S. Adler
1.1333.47Nightseer by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.1323.73The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
1.1313.7Mistral's Kiss by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.1273.52Unhinged by Sarah Graves
1.1213.17Engaged to Die by Carolyn Hart
1.1213.08Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Ben H. Winters
1.1183.42A Chill in the Blood by P. N. Elrod
1.1142.95Bell, Book, and Scandal by Jill Churchill
1.0993.44The Cat Who Smelled a Rat by Lilian Jackson Braun
1.0983.45Trick or Treat Murder by Leslie Meier
1.0933.97The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog by John R. Erickson
1.092.97The House of Seven Mabels by Jill Churchill
1.0813.75A Stroke of Midnight by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.083.8A Kiss of Shadows by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.0763.51Something M.Y.T.H. Inc. by Robert Asprin
1.0763.84Seaward by Susan Cooper
1.0743.42Ultimate X-Men Vol. 5: Ultimate War by Mark Millar
1.0683.73Charmed & Ready by Candace Havens
1.0683.27The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer: My Life at Rose Red by Ridley Pearson
1.0673.93Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
1.0663.5The Goodbye Body by Joan Hess
1.0653.36A Christmas Grace by Anne Perry
1.0643.82Swallowing Darkness by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.0623.22Flirt by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.0623.35Bubbles in Trouble by Sarah Strohmeyer
1.0613.68Divine Misdemeanors by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.0613.53Myth-Gotten Gains by Robert Asprin
1.0583.78Seduced by Moonlight by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.0553.86A Lick of Frost by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.0513.25The Cat Who Went Up the Creek by Lilian Jackson Braun
1.053.15Death of a Darklord by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.053.34A Clue for the Puzzle Lady by Parnell Hall
1.0493.34Tall, Dark & Dead by Tate Hallaway
1.0493.58Dragonshadow by Barbara Hambly
1.0493.25The Cat Who Talked Turkey by Lilian Jackson Braun
1.0473.5The Tail of the Tip-Off by Rita Mae Brown
1.0443.68You've Got Murder by Donna Andrews
1.0373.36Cravings [Anthology 4-in-1] by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.0373.81Vanish with the Rose by Barbara Michaels
1.0343.67The Black Swan by Mercedes Lackey
1.033.34Hotter Than Hell by Kim Harrison
1.0233.82Wet Grave by Barbara Hambly
1.0223.81Jane and the Prisoner of Wool House by Stephanie Barron
1.023.81Obsidian Butterfly by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.024.12Dead in Dixie by Charlaine Harris
1.023.19Douglas Adams's Starship Titanic by Terry Jones
1.0193.25Evans Above by Rhys Bowen
1.0184.01Days of the Dead by Barbara Hambly
1.0173.76Reflecting the Sky by S.J. Rozan
1.0133.4The Blood Countess by Andrei Codrescu
1.0123.53Click Here for Murder by Donna Andrews
1.0113.47The Cat Who Robbed a Bank by Lilian Jackson Braun
1.013.5Once Dead, Twice Shy by Kim Harrison
1.013.94A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
1.0083.59The Book of Earth by Marjorie B. Kellogg
1.0073.68My Teacher Flunked the Planet by Bruce Coville
1.0073.7Execution Dock by Anne Perry
1.0073.67Shadowland by Peter Straub
1.0073.59Myth-Told Tales by Robert Asprin
1.0063.12The Seance by Joan Lowery Nixon
1.0053.7My Teacher Is an Alien by Bruce Coville
1.0043.44The Cat Who Saw Stars by Lilian Jackson Braun
1.0033.49The Magic World by E. Nesbit
13.51A Knife to Remember by Jill Churchill
13.33The Grub-and-Stakers Move a Mountain by Charlotte MacLeod
0.9994.03The Will of the Empress by Tamora Pierce
0.9983.83A Caress of Twilight by Laurell K. Hamilton
0.9963.39The Cat Who Brought Down the House by Lilian Jackson Braun
0.9953.26Puss 'n Cahoots by Rita Mae Brown
0.9943.57The Cat Who Sang for the Birds by Lilian Jackson Braun
0.9933.54Fire Sale by Sara Paretsky
0.9933.43The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart
0.993.64The Emperor's Snuff-Box by John Dickson Carr
0.9873.88Murder Makes Waves by Anne George
0.9863.4The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson
0.9853.47Myth-taken Identity by Robert Asprin
0.9843.57Wolf in the Shadows by Marcia Muller
0.9833.55Catch as Cat Can by Rita Mae Brown
0.9823.39Defending Angels by Mary Stanton
0.9823.41From Here to Paternity by Jill Churchill
0.9813.72A Spy for the Redeemer by Candace Robb
0.9783.81Billion Year Spree: The True History of Science Fiction by Brian W. Aldiss
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